Friday, January 3, 2020

Junk Fax: The Next Generation

from here

If it doesn't ask for permission beforehand, why bother notifying afterwards? Never mind how creepy it is for a printer to just start printing on it's own when you're not even in the room.

It's conceivable that this is still a fairly new and unknown phenomenon, but don't count on it staying that way. Printers are now computers that also happen to apply ink to paper. Computers that perform automatic software updates using their WiFi connections. But importantly, computers that don't have real screens so they have to be creative about how they inevitably show you notifications.

If I'd known it was an IoT device, I would have kept looking for something else.